Rally To Save Saturday Postal Service

Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-24 22:39:14-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Dozens of people are gathering in Grand Rapids today to rally against the U.S. Postal Office’s plan to end Saturday delivery.

The rally is called “Delivering for America” and the purpose is to save the six-day delivery service.

In February  the U.S. Postal Service said it wanted to switch to a five-day service to save money annually. The service is facing financial problems because of a congressional mandate that makes the service pre-pay for costs that won’t be due for decades.

The people at this rally are concerned that cutting Saturday mail would delay important household and business bills, invoices, and communications.

The Grand Rapids rally is a part of a national day of action. People all over the country will participate in a rally to send a message to Congress to save Saturday delivery.